Minimising our environmental footprint is important. We work hard to protect the wide variety of native species that live in our mining areas. Alkane’s mining, processing and rehabilitation activities are carefully designed with wildlife safety and low environmental impact in mind.
The establishment and care of biodiversity offset areas forms an important part of Alkane’s commitment to the environment and the community. These designated areas are earmarked for the restoration and creation of new native habitats for animal species, especially those that are threatened and endangered.
We intend our operational and exploration activities to have minimum environmental impact. That means designing (and redesigning) for small physical footprint, low volumes of consumables, water recycling, and rigorous waste residue treatment and storage.
Before any soil is turned on site, we are already thinking about rehabilitation. Through sensitive design, progressive rehabilitation, monitoring and management actions, we prepare to restore mining sites to stable and productive ecosystems.
Rehabilitation of Peak Hill Gold Mine
Alkane’s environmental track record is illustrated by the rehabilitated landforms at the Peak Hill Gold Mine (in operation 1996 to 2005). A pleasant bushland setting frames five mining voids, which are now open to the public, and several native bird and mammal species have been established.More
Spawning new fish habitats in the Macquarie River
Alkane participated in a community project to help reinstate woody ‘snags’ into the Macquarie River. Over a hundred cleared grey box trees from Tomingley Gold Operations were partially submerged in the river to provide essential habitats and spawning sites for native fish.More